REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

 

The regular school board meeting of the Board of Directors of Lane County School District #40, Creswell, Oregon, was held Wednesday, February 8, 2006 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Creslane Elementary School Cafeteria, 996 West A Street, Creswell, Oregon, 97426, with Chair Clark presiding.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN ADDITION TO CHAIR CLARK:

                                Anne Freske

                                Lee Kounovsky

                                Ken Leatherman

                                Kathy Thompson

 

                                               

BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT:

                                                John Sells

 

                                                               

ALSO PRESENT:              Dr. Rick Stuber, Superintendent

                                                Jennifer Heiss, Business Manager

                                                Ellen Adler, Director of Special Education/NCLB

                                                Joel Higdon, Technology Director

                                                Jacque Robertson, Creslane Elementary Principal

                                                Shirley Burrus, CMS Principal

                                                Jan Ophus, CHS Principal

                                                Marilyn Cruzan, Administrative Secretary

                                                Tiffany Gowing, Student Representative

                                                Hugh Turnbull, The Chronicle

                                                Ann Thomas, The Sentinel

                                                                                                               

 

ROLL CALL

                01.          Action, establish a quorum

Chair Clark announced that a quorum of the board was present.

 

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

 

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

02.            Visitors: 

Mr. Clark announced that if an audience member would like to speak to the board on an agenda item this evening, there are forms to fill out by the door.

 

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APPROVE AGENDA

03.            Action, approve agenda/add items

Mr. Clark announced a modification to the agenda.  Items 21 and 22 will follow item 5.  Mrs. Thompson moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Mr. Leatherman seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

04.          Action, approve the January 11, 2006 Regular Board Meeting                            Minutes.

Mrs. Freske moved to approve the January 11, 2006 board meeting minutes.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

06.            Information, Trustees Reports

a.       Above and Beyond recognition

Recipients of the Above and Beyond Award were Monty Hull and Pete Apo nominated by Mr. Ophus, Sandi Green nominated by Mrs. Burrus, Shirley Burrus, Jacque Robertson, Jan Ophus and Joel Higdon nominated by Dr. Stuber, Eileen Smith and Gail Woods nominated by Ms. Robertson and Theresa Bichsel nominated by Mrs. Heiss.

 

07.          Information, Supervisors Report

a.    Americorps Volunteers recognition

       Ms. Robertson introduced the new America team members to the                   board.

b.       HS Spanish Students demonstration

Katie Annett, Leslie Bangle, Heather Dorman-Scott and Stephanie Schumacher gave a Spanish presentation to the board.

 

08.            Student Representative Report

Student representative Tiffany Gowing reported that the sophomore class is doing a Valentine’s Day fundraiser for graduation.  The Talent Show and elections for next year’s student body officers are coming up soon.

 

09.          Information, Business Manager Report.

There were no questions on the report.

 

10.                Superintendent's Report

There were no questions on the report.

 

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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11.          None

               

NEW BUSINESS

 

12.            Action, appoint School Board member

Mr. Clark advised that Mr. Mike Arnold and Dr. Lonn Robertson were the two applicants for the vacant board position. The term of office will be through June 30, 2007.  Mrs. Thompson moved to appoint Mike Arnold to the school board.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED AS FOLLOWS:

MR. CLARK:  YES

MRS. FRESKE:  YES

MR. KOUNOVSKY: NO

MR. LEATHERMAN: YES

MRS. THOMPSON: YES

 

13.            Action, appoint Budget Board Member

Mrs. Thompson moved to appoint Carol Vandervort to the budget committee.  Mr. Kounovsky seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Mrs. Heiss administered the oath of office to Mr. Arnold.

 

14.           Action, ESD Service Plan

Mr. Leatherman moved to approve the Lane ESD Local Service Plan 2006-07 and requests the ESD to provide the services described during the 2006-07 fiscal year in accordance with ORS 334.175. Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED AS FOLLOWS:

MR.  ARNOLD:  ABSTAINED

                                MR. CLARK: YES

                                MRS. FRESKE:  YES

                                MR. KOUNOVSKY:  YES

                                MR. LEATHERMAN:  YES

                                MRS. THOMPSON:  YES

 

15.            Action, Article 13 MOA

Dr. Stuber explained that the memorandum of understanding comes from the Labor Management Committee to amend language in Article 13. The Lane  Unified Bargaining Council has approved the MOA. Mrs. Freske moved to approve the MOA.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

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16.            Action, add Creslane Site Council to Article 13 Operational Guideline list

Mrs. Freske moved to approve adding Creslane Site Council to the list of approved committees.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED AS FOLLOWS:

MR. ARNOLD:  ABSTAINED

MR. CLARK :  YES

MRS. FRESKE:  YES

MR. KOUNOVSKY:  YES

MR. LEATHERMAN:  YES

MRS. THOMPSON:  YES

 

17.            Action, adopt posted policies JFCG/KGC/GBK Tobacco-Free                            Environment, JFCG-AR Tobacco Free Environment, IGAEB Drug,                  Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Health Education, EFA Local Wellness          Program.

Mrs. Thompson moved to adopt posted policies JFCG/KGC/GBK Tobacco-Free Environment, JFCG-AR Tobacco Free Environment, IGAEB Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Health Education, EFA Local Wellness Program.  Mrs. Freske seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

18.           Action, post proposed policies IGBA Students with Disabilities (with AR),        IGBAB Records of Students with Disabilities, IGBAC Special Education-         Personnel Development, IGBAE Special Education-Participation in                   Regular Education Programs (with AR), IGBAF Special Education-                  Individualized Education Programs (with AR) IGBAG Special Education-        Procedural Safeguards (with AR), IGBAH Special Education-                            Evaluation Procedures (with AR), IGBAI Special Education-Private                 Schools (with AR), IGBAJ Special Education-Free                                                Appropriate Public Education (with AR), IGBAK  Special Education-               Public Availability of State Application IGBAL-Home-Schooled Students         with Disabilities (with AR), JGDA/JGEA-Discipline of Disabled Students         (with AR),  Purpose and Philosophy of CSD Athletic Program(not                     presently  coded)and the Process to Add Sports (not presently coded).

Mrs. Thompson moved to post all policies listed.  Mr. Leatherman seconded Dr. Stuber suggested a policy on Adding Sports.  He also recommended that he and Mr. Ophus meet with someone from the Athletic Committee before the March board meeting to discuss that policy and the policy AR. Mr. Leatherman moved to amend the motion to read that the board accept posted policies A through M. Mrs. Freske seconded.  THE AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION FAILED UNANIMOUSLY. Mrs. Thompson moved to amend the motion to post the Process for Adding Sports as a policy. Mr. Arnold seconded and THE AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. THE AMENDED MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

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19.            Action, Personnel Report

Mrs. Freske moved to approve the personnel report.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

20.            Action, OSEA MOA request

Mr. Leatherman moved to approve that the Oregon School Employees Association, Chapter #49 and Creswell School District #40 hereby agree to an exception of Article XIV, B of the current collective bargaining agreement, concerning pay compensation for Deniese Henderer.  Because Ms. Henderer held the job as the Creswell High School Registrar for eighteen years and she has been out of the district less than two years, the OSEA Chapter 49 Executive Board voted that she should be entitled to pay compensation of Step 10.  Ms. Henderer would begin her seniority history on her new hire date.    Mr. Arnold seconded the motion.  There was extensive discussion. 

THE MOTION FAILED AS FOLLOWS:

MR. ARNOLD:  YES

MR. CLARK:  NO

MRS. FRESKE:  NO

MR. KOUNOVSKY:  YES

MR. LEATHERMAN:  YES

MRS. THOMPSON:  NO

 

21.            Action/discussion, Athletic Committee Report, Dr. Robertson

Dr. Robertson explained that the Athletic Review Committee is an ad hoc committee of the Creswell School District Board of Directors.  He gave a report on the committee’s activities.  Dr. Robertson stated that the committee is making two recommendations to the board at this time: (1) to post Purpose and Philosophy of  the Creswell School District Athletic Program policy and (2) post a Request Process for Adding Sports Programs to School District which would be an AR  to the Purpose and Philosophy policy.

 

22.            Discussion, request to add a HS soccer program

Mr. Thomas Carroll, a coach from the Creswell Soccer Club, presented a proposal to the board regarding the addition of varsity soccer at Creswell High School.  Creswell High School students Mario Meza, Jocely Barbosa, Mirkan Schoolcraft and Brian Peet also spoke to the board about adding soccer at the high school. Mr. Gordon Peet also addressed the board. Amy Sierzega, a parent volunteer with the soccer club, advised the board that there would be enough students for two teams. She recommended that the first year should be at the junior varsity level. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23.            Action, approve Athletic Director job description

Two job descriptions were presented to the board.  Mrs. Thompson moved to approve job description number two with no salary attached at this time.  Mrs. Freske seconded.  Dr. Stuber stated that given the responsibilities expected of the job in description two there is a lot of work and not very much time to do it.  If an in-district person is hired the job description has to meet who is doing it and what else they are doing in the district.  Mrs. Freske withdrew her second to the motion.  Mrs. Thompson withdrew her motion. Mr. Kounovsky  moved to adopt job description number one with adding no full time coaching.  Mrs. Thompson seconded and THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

24.            Discussion, Facilities committee Report

Mr. Clark  reported that he has asked Mr. Turnbull to write an article on the Creswell Middle School bond for The Chronicle.

 

Mr. Clark announced that the board is invited to the grand opening of the Creswell Library on Saturday, February 25 from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.

 

                               

 

 

ADJOURNMENT     The board meeting adjourned at 10:30 P.M.

 

 

 

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Dr. Rick Stuber,  Superintendent

 

 

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Gary Clark, Chair